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St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Ensuring Success. Providing Opportunity. Fostering Stewardship.

Open Morning for prospective parents (Reception children September 2022): Wednesday 13th October 2021, 9:30 - 11:30am. No need to book; just turn up!

Who's Who

Who's who?



Mr J Sendall

Assistant Headteachers

Mrs S Carpenter & Mrs R Hill


Miss S Hennessy

Angelfish (YR)

Miss L Boatwright

Venus (YR)

Mrs L Stock

Mars (Y1)

Mrs S Silk

Mrs N Lindley

Neptune (Y2)

Mrs S Carpenter & Mrs K Bennett

Jupiter (Y1/2)

Mrs K Pople

Phoenix (Y3)

Miss T Shaw

Delphinus (Y3/4)

Mrs K Whitehead

Columba (Y4)

Miss A Takacs

Aquila (Y5/6)

Mr K Reid

Lyra (Y5/6)

Mrs K Airey

Orion (Y5/6)

Mrs L Weston



Additional Teaching Staff


Mrs J Langford

Mrs G Hackett

Mrs H Pinnington

Mrs R Stather

Business Manager

Mrs A Wingfield


Mr S Harrison

Cleaning Staff

Mrs S Chalk

Mrs H Walker

Miss K Walker

Mrs A Woodford

Emotional Literacy Support

Miss L Griffin

Home-School Link Worker

Mrs R Miller

Lunchtime Supervisors

Mrs A Baker

Mrs M Bicheno

Mrs S Bicheno

Mrs L Church-White

Miss J Cox

Mrs H Gaylard

Mrs L Gauntlett

Mrs B Holmes

Mrs J Martin

Mrs H Walker

Miss I Wingham

Mrs A Yates

Nursery Staff

Ms H Dewey

Mrs D Fudge

Mrs A Hall

Mrs E Mitchell

Office Staff

Mrs E Livingstone

Mrs J Skerratt


Mrs L Flanagan

Learning Support Assistants

Mrs L Barnden

Mrs D Benn

Mrs S Bicheno

Mrs M Bradshaw

Miss E Collins

Miss N Eastman

Mrs M Fowles

Mrs L Gauntlett

Mrs H Gaylard

Mrs M Greenwood

Mrs C Jessep

Mrs J Martin

Mrs T Percival

Mrs Z Somhegyi

Mrs L Sparks

Mrs H Tyler


Subject Responsibilities



Miss L Griffin


Mrs K Bennett


Mrs G Hackett

English KS2 & MFL

Mrs L Weston


Mrs H Pinnington


Mrs L Stock


Miss K Whitehead

KS1 Eng

Miss T Shaw


Mrs K Airey


Miss L Boatwright


Mrs N Lindley


Mr K Reid

Pupil Premium

Mrs S Silk


Mrs A Takacs



Mrs K Pople

Mrs S Silk











Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr J Sendall


Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)


Who is the ELSA?

Miss Griffin is our School ELSA. She is in a unique position as she gets to see all children in KS1 & 2 through her Art role. Therefore, this places her in an excellent position as ELSA because all children know her.


What is an ELSA?

An Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) is a specialist teaching assistant with a wealth of experience of working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologists in the Local education authority. An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and to reach their potential educationally.  Their aim may be to remove the barriers to learning and to have happy children in school and at home, or to simply support children through difficult times and transitions.


ELSAs will help children learn to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. They can provide time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they can manage them.


What can the ELSAs help with?

Loss and bereavement

Support through a serious illness


Social skills


Friendship issues


Anger management




Relaxation techniques

Separation (including divorce)